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Old February 22nd, 2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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DSLR Audio Mount Help

So I am in desperate need for help here. I currently shoot a mixture of a Sony AX2000 and a Sony A77, but am selling my AX2000 in hopes of buying a Sony A99 and switching completely over to filming with DSLRs. I want to do this because I love the video that DSLRs can produce and they are more in line with the type of work I do. Here's my situation: I am a professional outdoor videographer and film a lot of hunting shows and a lot of commercials for outdoor ranches. I also produce commercials for businesses and universities. Right now on my AX2000, I am using both a Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone with a SM-5 Shock Mount and a Sennheiser EW112-PG3 Wireless Microphone. I really want to get the A99, but my fear is that I won't be able to get a sufficient dual audio setup like I have with my AX2000. I know you can get the Sony XLR adapter for the A99 which gives you true dual audio on the A99 DSLR, but from what I've seen on the internet, the adapter mount looks flimsy and all over the place because everybody mounts it to the side like picture five here:
Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit XLR-K1M B&H Photo Video

I feel that there has to be a way to get the both the wireless mic and the shotgun mic above the camera, or close to it somehow, even if that means attaching it to the side. I want everything to fit close and tight and it needs to be sturdy since I am often in the woods. Having both channels is crucial because I need to pick up whispers from the hunters with the wireless and ambient with the shotgun. What kind up mount/cage/setup do I need in order to have two channels of audio and have them mounted tight and sturdy on my camera? I feel that if I can't figure this out, then maybe I cannot get the A99, which would be a shame. That's how crucial this is for me. I am open for looking at any suggestions, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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